Recently I've heard that Addi is coming out with a set of 'lace' knitting needles with a sharper tip. Apparently this is due to 'popular demand', but I suspect Knitpicks Options set was cutting in on their profits and they needed to do something.
I've never been a fan of Addis. Grumperina calls then 'blunty stumpos' with fondness. I need a sharp needle. Put them through a pencil sharpener and I'd be happy. I also think they are insanely overpriced for metal needles, and this is from someone who spends way too much on yarn-related goodies.
I don't want to get into a needle debate, because I think there is a tool for every knitter. It's a waste of breath. You'd never a bamboo lover to go to slippery metal, or a blunty stumpp fan to go to a pointy needle. That's why they make different needles- we don't all knit the same.
What I don't get is why would an Addi fan who likes the blunt needles go buy the sharp ones? Why would you pay 3x more then the Knitpicks circs? Discuss.